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In anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s expected impact on Central Florida, classes are canceled Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30, and the university will close for operations Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29.

All academic assignments, including for all classes with online components, are suspended beginning Wednesday until classes resume Saturday, Oct. 1.

Though uncertainty remains in the latest forecasts, UCF is making this decision based on the expectation of inclement weather, including possible tropical storm force winds and widespread rain, in Central Florida later this week.

Based on the forecasted impact, UCF Housing will remain open for students in all residential communities; however, on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29, residents will not be permitted to have guests in their space. Students who can safely return home may be more comfortable doing so and should consider leaving UCF after any Tuesday classes.

Due to impacts from the storm, comforts such as power, wi-fi, and police and medical assistance may be limited. On campus dining, study and recreation locations will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Please take time to get your storm preparations in order and review your personal hurricane safety plans before the onset of severe weather. Students who need to purchase additional food or supplies can ride grocery shuttles on Tuesday from the main and Downtown campuses to nearby Publix stores. Visit Parking Services’ Grocery Shuttle page for more information.

Saturday’s home football game remains slated for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Most Family Weekend activities scheduled for Friday are canceled, with Saturday and Sunday’s activities expected to be held as planned.